Our Tacoma Dental Office Team
|As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning.
We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office in Tacoma WA can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
From the cheerful voice you hear on the phone when you call to schedule your appointment, to the smile you see as you arrive in our state-of-the art dental practice, our business team will help you understand your dental benefits, schedule appointments, and review your financial obligations for any recommended treatment.
Adrianne, Patient Accounts CoordinatorAdrianne joined Bird Family Dentistry over 18 years ago. She enjoys working as a bridge between our patients and their insurance to help accomplish the treatment plan they desire. She enjoys working in the family business with a caring, hard-working staff and doctors with a gentle, generous manner and an aesthetic eye.
Adrianne and her husband have 2 great sons and a darling daughter. She spends her time reading, crafting, running, volunteering at her children's schools. Together with her family they enjoy traveling, camping, skiing and playing.
Insurance Claims Manager and Scheduling Coordinator Donna has been part of dentistry field since 1996. She began her career as a dental assistant and after 10 years expanded her skills by learning the business aspect in 2005. We are benefiting from her dual talents as well as her love of helping patients meet their goals for a healthy, happy smile.
Donna is a local and having grown up in the area; she has many connections with our community. She enjoys personal time with photography or reading mysteries and science fiction. She also loves watching baseball and spending time with her husband and 3 fun kids. Go Mariners!
Accounts Manager and Benefits Specialist Stella came to Bird Family Dentistry with 9 years previous dental experience, 6 as a dental assistant and another 3 as a business office manager. She feels grateful to be part of such a friendly and caring team.
Stella was born and raised in New Jersey where she lived prior to moving to Washington in the fall of 2004.
When not working, Stella is quite busy with her 2 teenage daughters, attending volleyball tournaments, visiting her oldest at Central Washington University, hiking and exploring the PNW. She also loves to be active by running or working out so most evenings she may also be found training for half marathons or spending time in the gym with her husband.
Our hygiene staff are dedicated to continuing education and ensuring that you have the very best hygiene care. As Registered Dental Hygienists, they have extensive training in identifying areas of disease and decay and work closely with Drs. Al and Zac Bird to keep your mouth healthy and beautiful!
Billie, Registered Dental HygienistBillie has worked as one of our fantastic Dental Hygienists for 11 years. She joined us shortly after graduating at the top of her class at Pierce College, where she was also admitted as a member of both Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Phi Alpha. Billie is truly dedicated to providing quality care to each patient and is proud of the clinical skills, professionalism, integrity, dedication and enthusiasm of our entire Dental Hygiene Team. Her patients quickly learn she has a big heart and is passionate about improving and maintaining their health. She values this opportunity to work with compassionate and professional doctors.
Outside of the office, Billie can often be found fixing up their lake property with her husband and adorable puppy. She is an avid reader and enjoys relaxing with a good book. Billie has an extensive local family she loves to spend time with. She also volunteers at church youth camps.
Sandy, Registered Dental HygienistSandy is a registered Dental Hygienist and has been with the practice 10 plus years as a full time member of our Hygiene Team. She has dedicated over 40 years to patient care in dentistry. Her accomplishments include graduating from Pierce College in 2007 with an Associates degree in Dental Hygiene and previously working for 35 years as a certified dental assistant. Sandy has a passion for dentistry and delivers premier patient care and enjoys providing education and comfort to all her patients. She is professionally affiliated with the American Dental Hygienist Association and has also volunteered her time and talents with Medical Teams International.
When not working Sandy enjoys spending time with her soul mate of 40 years as well as motorcycling, cooking and just enjoying life to the fullest.
Theresa, Registered Dental HygienistTheresa received her degree in Dental Hygiene in 2009 from Pierce College, but been in the dental field in a variety of ways since 2006, when she first started at Bird Family Dentistry in the front office, then as a sterilization/hygiene assistant, and currently as a Dental Hygienist. She had wanted to be in dentistry for as long as she can remember. Theresa enjoys being a part of the team because of the passion for high quality dental care, and for the friendly, compassionate, caring, detail-oriented atmosphere. Her favorite part is building relationships with the patient and becoming their advocate to achieve and maintain optimal oral health, leading to improved overall health through high quality clinical care and education using state of the art equipment and techniques.
Theresa and her husband have two young children and reside in the Gig Harbor area. When she's not at work, she is kept quite busy volunteering in her children's schools, watching her kids play sports, working out, traveling, skiing, boating and having fun with family and friends. She also volunteers in her community as an educator for elementary and pre-school children.
At Bird Family Dental, our dental assisting team provide warm and comfortable care to all of our patients. Whether taking digital x-rays for diagnosis, assisting the doctor during a complex treatment case, or answering your dental health questions, you'll find your appointment flying by!
Frances, Registered Dental Assistant & Lab SpecialistFrances has been at Bird Family Dentistry for 28 years, the last 13 working chair-side with Dr. Bird and Dr. Zac. She appreciates her staff team and believes them to be the most talented and caring professionals in the industry. Dental health has always been important to Frances, not only because it keeps the patients' teeth healthy, but also because she believes in the confidence and self-esteem a beautiful smile can bring. Frances has two children, a daughter and a son, and in her free time she enjoys boating, snowmobiling, camping, and of course, spending as much time as possible with her two wonderful granddaughters.
Charlene, Registered Dental & Orthodontic AssistantCharlene entered the dental field 30 years ago and has 23 years of orthodontic experience. She brought her orthodontic and lab work experience to our office about 15 years ago. She loves the dental field and feels we have a great staff and doctors to work with. Charlene loves to see the patient transformations with a new smile and is delighted to see their happiness. She notices how good a great, new smile makes the patients feel about themselves and considers it a blessing to be a part of that.
Outside of the office, Charlene enjoys many active pursuits such as scuba diving, motorcycle and dirt bike riding, walking and camping with her husband Michael, their 5 children and 3 grandchildren.